If it seems like you’ve been reading more than ever about ransomware attacks in JUCM News and elsewhere, there’s a good reason: A new study released by JAMA Health Forum reveals that the annual number of healthcare ransomware attacks doubled over a 5-year period, from 43 attacks in 2016 to 91 in 2021. In total, 342 attacks exposed the personal health information of nearly 42 million patients. While hospitals were the most likely targets, statistically, all healthcare facilities need to be armed with sufficient measures to prevent cybercrime of all varieties. If you’re unsure about your own operation’s capabilities, read Education Is Key to Avoiding Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Crime in the JUCM archive right now.

Ransomware Attacks Doubled in Just 5 Years. Are Your Preventive Measures Keeping Pace?
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